Technical Papers and Presentations

Here you will find presentations given at COMSOL Conferences around the globe. The presentations explore the innovative research and products designed by your peers using COMSOL Multiphysics. Research topics span a wide array of industries and application areas, including the electrical, mechanical, fluid, and chemical disciplines. Use the Quick Search to find presentations pertaining to your application area.

Simulating Frequency Nonlinearities in Quartz Resonators at High Temperature and Pressure

A. Beerwinkle[1], R. Singh[1], and G. Kirikera[2]
[1]Mechanics of Advanced Materials Laboratory, School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Oklahoma State University, Tulsa, OK
[2]Geophysical Research Company, LLC, (GRC) Tulsa, OK

A three-dimensional finite element model, based on the linear field equations for superimposed small vibrations onto nonlinear thermoelastic stressed media given by Lee and Yong, was developed. This method involves solving the thermal stress and piezoelectric model with geometric and material nonlinearities. The thickness-shear mode frequency response of the model was benchmarked to ...

COMSOL Computational Fluid Dynamics for Microreactors Used in Volatile Organic Compounds Catalytic Elimination

M. Olea[1], S. Odiba[1], S. Hodgson[1], A. Adgar[1]
[1]School of Science and Engineering, Teesside University, Middlesbrough, United Kingdom

Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are organic chemicals that will evaporate easily into the air at room temperature and contribute majorly to the formation of photochemical ozone. They are emitted as gases from certain solids and liquids in to the atmosphere and affect indoor and outdoor air quality. They includes acetone, benzene, ethylene glycol, formaldehyde, methylene chloride, ...

Applied Multiphysics in Thermoresistive and Magnetoresistive Sensor Models

R.W. Pryor
Pryor Knowledge Systems, Inc.
COMSOL, Certified Partner

Efficient, effective, and functional operation of autonomous systems requires a comprehensive real-time understanding, by those systems, of the embedding environment. This paper presents a brief overview of the multiphysics considerations involved in the development of models for thermoresistive and magnetoresistive sensors systems.

Computational Analysis of Evaporation in Tailored Microchannel Evaporators

S. Arslan[1], J. Brown[1]
[1]Lawrence Technological University, Southfield, MI, USA

The rapid increase in power densities of integrated circuits has induced a significant interest in new reliable and high heat flux cooling technologies. The implication of such growth is the increased need for more efficient and more compact cooling mechanisms. Promising research has been conducted in the area of MEMS cooling devices, taking advantage of the increased heat transfer ...

Electromagnetic Release Process for Flexible Electronics

G. Coryell[1][,][2]
[1]School for Engineering of Matter, Transport, and Energy, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, USA
[2]Chemistry Department, United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD, USA

Flexible electronics are temporarily affixed to a rigid carrier such as glass or silicon prior to device fabrication to facilitate robotic handling of the device, but also to allow optical lithography to stay within overlay design registration budget; without the rigid carrier, a freestanding flexible substrate such as polyimide would distort unacceptably during even minor temperature excursions ...

Novel Sensor Technology for Point of Care Diagnostics

V. Djakov
Sensor Development Director
Microvisk Technologies Ltd

Dr Vladislav Djakov is the co-founder of Microvisk Technologies Ltd and the inventor of its MEMS-based Technology. Born in Belgrade, Serbia he came to UK in 1995 to pursue M.Sc. in Artificial Intelligence followed by Ph.D. in Micro-robotics. With over 14 years of extensive ‘hands-on’ expertise on a number of micro-fabrication techniques, using standard and novel materials, as well as ...

Development of laser-driven micromachines using total internal reflection

S. Maruo
Yokohama National University, Yokohama, Japan

Laser-driven micromachines using total internal reflection were developed by using two-photon microfabrication. The optical torque exerted on the micromachine was evaluated by COMSOL Multiphysics software. The laser-driven micromachines will be applied to lab-on-a-chip devices.

Flexible MEMS Actuated Display System and Modeling Optimization

G. Tortissier[1], C.-Y. Lo[2], H. Fujita[1], and H. Toshiyoshi[1,3]
[1]LIMMS/CNRS-IIS(UMI-2820), Institute of Industrial Science, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
[2]Institute of NanoEngineering and MicroSystems, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan
[3]Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan

Previous works on MEMS actuated Fabry-Perot interferometer (FPI) highlighted promising results for flexible display applications. Three primary color pixels have indeed been obtained using both photolithography and Roll-to-Roll printing process with satisfying color purity and transmittance. However both of these processes are expensive and time-consuming for preparing micropatterns. For these ...

MEMS RF Switch For CPW Circuits

G. Umesh[1], P. Bhat[2], and M.S. Bhat[2]
[1]Physics Dept., NITK Surathkal, Mangalore, Karnataka, India
[2]Dept. of E&C, NITK Surathkal, Mangalore, Karnataka, India

We have simulated a capacitive MEMS switch for application to Coplanar Waveguide (CPW) circuits using COMSOL Multiphysics. The switch configuration involves a pair of metal bridges over the CPW line designed for operation in the Ka - Band frequencies. It is shown that the operating frequency of the switch can be tuned by adjusting the gap between the two bridges. Estimation of the switch ...

Design and Simulation of Flying Microids

J. Clark, F. Li, B. Khandagale, and J.V. Clark
Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, USA

In this paper we present the first design and simulation results of flying microids. Microids are a particular type of microrobots that have insect-like dexterity. Our initial investigation into the ability of microids to walk, run, jump, turn, carry loads, and walk upside-down was previously presented. Having the ability to fly greatly extends transportability. Although others have previously ...

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